Options presented on public park pitch near Millsboro’s western limits

MILLSBORO — Millsboro town leaders are weighing options that could transform town-owned property near its western limits into a public park area featuring several amenities. Following a Nov. 5 presentation by Matthew Spong of Landscape Architectural Services LLC, town council delayed acting on two option packages. Both would incorporate a combination of small and large […]

Millsboro Night Out a treat for Halloween hundreds

MILLSBORO — Spooks, goblins and other costumed creatures were out in full force Halloween night in Millsboro. If candy and goodie stash is an accurate gauge, the ninth annual Millsboro Night Out will go down in the police blotter as a huge success. Several hundred trick or treaters accompanied by parents or adults funneled through […]

Special Education Week in IRSD an inclusive celebration

GEORGETOWN – Special Education Week was celebrated in the Indian River School District. Diversity, inclusion and respect are optimum words in programs, activities and projects at schools throughout the district. At the Oct. 22 IRSD board of education meeting, Gerry Hocker and Andy Timmons were recognized as special community ambassadors by the district’s Special Education […]

IRSD: High school compromise in major cap request

GEORGETOWN — It’s not what was initially sought. However, Indian River School District officials believe they have elbow-room comfort in a large high school compromise that’s the key component in a major capital referendum targeting over-capacity spurred by enrollment growth. IRSD Superintendent Mark Steele updated the board of education at its Oct. 22 meeting on […]

DelDOT update on Millsboro projects draws questions

MILLSBORO — Delaware’s Department of Transportation officials admit there is no single silver bullet or overnight solution to Millsboro’s traffic congestion migraines. DelDOT’s multi-pronged answer: a cloverleaf bypass and connector road linking US 113/SR 20 to SR 24 just west of the Mountaire Farms plant, widening northbound and southbound US 113 to three lanes several […]

Q& A: 37th Representative District hopeful takes on issues

Name: Ruth Briggs King Party: Republican Office seeking: 37th District, State Representative Age: 60 Occupation: Consultant Family: Husband, Stanley King, and two adult children, Jared and Justin, and their families, which include six grandchildren Elective experience: I have served in the Delaware Legislature since a 2009 special election. Why are you running for this office? […]

Q&A: 41st Representative District candidates answer questions

Name: Richard Collins Party: Republican Office seeking: State representative, District 41 Age: 69 Occupation: Small farmer, retired insurance agency owner, state representative Family: Married, with three children and five grandchildren Elective experience: Elected to the Delaware House in 2014 Name: S. Bradley Connor Party: Democrat Office seeking: District 41 Age: Did not answer Occupation: Did […]

Millsboro man accused of fatally strangling his grandmother

MILLSBORO — A 30-year-old Millsboro man allegedly strangled his grandmother to death and then stole her car in an effort to obtain drugs and get high, Delaware State Police said in a probable cause affidavit. George A. Bailey III was living with his 69-year-old grandmother in the 26000 block of Schooner Lane of the Rehoboth […]

Eighth-graders can learn about Sussex Tech career programs at Nov. 3 open house

GEORGETOWN — Eighth-graders across Sussex County interested in Sussex Technical High School’s award-winning career and technical education programs are invited to its annual open house on Saturday, Nov. 3. Students and their families can meet the teachers, visit the school’s facilities, and learn about career areas, academic courses, athletics, extracurricular activities, educational technology and the […]

Millsboro police officers saluted at annual awards banquet

MILLSBORO – On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Millsboro Police Department held its annual awards banquet. Millsboro Mayor John Thoroughgood, State Representative Rich Collins and Millsboro Town Manager Sheldon Hudson were all present to help honor the officers. Among the many highlights was the Officer of the Year Award, which was presented to Lt. Robert Legates. […]